Curved Origami Sculpture

Demaine’s artwork selected for Smithsonian exhibit

"Natural Cycles," part of a series of curved origami structures created by Erik and Martin Demaine.

For more information on the exhibit, visit http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/renwick40/, and for more on the Demaines' artwork, visit http://erikdemaine.org/.

Curved-Crease Sculpture by Erik and Martin Demaine

Paper folds itself into a natural equilibrium form depending on its creases. These equilibria are poorly understood, especially for curved creases. We are exploring what shapes are possible in this genre of self-folding origami, with applications to deployable structures, manufacturing, and self-assembly. This transformation of flat paper into swirling surfaces creates sculpture that feels alive.
Computational Origami (2008)


Pushing Curves to the Limit (2009)

Waves in Glass (2010)

YouTube - Curved origami

This is what paper rings do when you impose concentric mountain and valley folds onto them. Inspired by the work of Erik and Marty Demaine.

Collected from: YouTube - Curved origami